Sep 30, 2010

Statement Jewelry 4 Less!!

Statement jewelry is quite the rage this fall and I refuse to pay hundreds of dollars when jewelry has such fast changing styles. There are some things I would splurge on when it comes to timeless jewelry like pearls, but for statement jewelry I'm definitely a bargain hunter. On the right are all pieces that can be found at Forever 21. So cheap, and can I just say I'm loving the huge rings, on the left is jewelry from Nordstroms. Pick your poison ladies.

Sep 29, 2010

Military Jacket DIY Tutorial

I'm so glad you guys love the jacket. I must say I rarely find jacket love but I've been wanting a military style jacket for a while and the price of about $2.00 to update a jacket I NEVER wore into something I adore has given me the opportunity to experience the rare Jacket Love. We're in our honeymoonn stage. Going everywhere together, finishing each others sentences, the works. In hopes that you too can find jacket love I bring you the military jacket tutorial.

You'll Need:
A jacket
Gold Paint
Paintbrush
Scissors
Gluegun
3-4 yards of your choice of trim (This is depending on how close together your design is. I used 3 yards.)
1. Paint your buttons. I know mind blown right.
2. On the sleeves glue gun down your straight line, curve the fabric, glue down the curve and then rinse and repeat and then do the other sleeve (no one likes a one sleeved embellished jacket). Also feel free to tack down the embellishment with some hand sewn stitches.

3. Repeat step 2, only don't double glue your sleeves, that would be pointless. Just do the same design on the colar.
And wa la. Easy Peazy. I'd love to see pics of your military inspired jackets! Good luck everyone!

Sep 28, 2010

You Can Dance If You Want To

Outfit Details:
Blouse: Shade
Jacket: Very old Target (Remade DIY Military Style)
Jeggings: Khols
Clogs: Target
Necklace: DIY
I used this outfit to enter a contest. I know what you are thinking and no I'm not one of those people always in a contest, "No I can't go to that movie I have to be the 9th caller and win an I-Pod", I'm not one of those people willingly giving their social security number, phone number, date of birth and a urine sample to win a car at the mall. I'm not the girl that enters every Sally and Susan's blog giveaway so I can get a child's baby bib when I don't even have a child. But yes, I entered a contest. The contest was military style, and if I do say so myself I make one awesome military wearin' contest entering girl. Do you dare to wear military this fall?
I have a secret and it is so good to hear it.... this jacket is tomorrow's DIY tutorial. I know I know I shouldn't wear something before I put up the tutorial. It's like eating dessert first (which I do all the time), or clapping before a performance is over (do that too) don't judge me I'm weak. Anyways, just a little preview for all you DIY lovers.

Sep 27, 2010

Goldilocks

Outfit Details:
Vest: Forever 21
Blouse: Thrifted
Skirt: Handmade
Belt: Forever 21
Shoes: Aeropostale
Pin: Grandma'd
My family came into town to par-tay and let me tell you when they come to town they really do party, I sleep very little, always end up at Wal-Mart very late in the night and my mom always says at least once, "Dangit Sarah!"Love you mom. I cannot tell a lie....my sister picked out this outfit. Whew I feel much better after getting that off of my chest. This is a secret weapon that I think everyone should have, a handy dandy sister or friend to look at your wardrobe. After seeing the same closet every.single.day. I tend to see the same combinations but a fresh set of eyes really can do wonders for finding a fun new outfit. Thanks Jen! Try it this week!
Credit goes to my other awesome sis for the pictures. Check out her photography site here.
Sir Matt doesn't get too much face time on this blog so I thought I'd give my handsome man some spotlight. He's a real charmer ladies, he snuck into my heart just like he snuck into this picture...and que the romantic Dean Martin music.

Sep 23, 2010

Thieving Thursday???

Outfit Details:
Shirt: Shade
Skirt: Thrifted
Necklace: Really Old
Shoes: Sistered
Belt: Forever 21
If I were to get robbed by a sneaky little thief in any outfit it would be this one. No I'm not crazy, I don't want to get robbed...but if I was I really hope I would be in this.
Exhibit A: The pleats on each side allow for optimal movement and very speedy running.
Exhibit B: I look like such the perfect damsel in distress in this.
Exhibit C: I could lasso the thief with my supper long necklace.
Exhibit D: I'm sure my extremely pointy shoes would be useful in convincing the prompt return of my purse.

So I've been having a stupor of thought lately about this blog. I love doing outfit posts and all but is there anything else you guys would like to see? Maybe a look for less, a DIY, fun fall trends, thrift store shopping techniques, how to get a great deal on a pet hampster...okay so I don't know anything about the last one. Let me know though friends. Shoot me an e-mail or a comment, I always aim to please.
Oh and before a thief really does take my purse...enter my giveaway.

Sep 22, 2010

Leather Cuff DIY

I found this leather cuff at the thrift store for .99 cents and knew I could glam it up a bit! For those of you that don't have a leather cuff to use K-Mart has them for super cheap right now.
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You'll Need:
Leather Cuff
Gold Chain
Glue Gun
Pliers or scissors
First take your chain and take off the end clasps.
Then take scissors or pliers and and make three holes on each side of the leather band. Then take the chain and cut it into three separate pieces (measure them so they are the length of the cuff when closed). Then string each piece of chain through the holes and glue them down on the back side of the bracelet. Wa la you have yourself a glammed up bracelet. You could even glam it up a bit more with some charms or vintage pins! Enjoy.

Just a reminder to all, don't forget to enter my giveaway!





Sep 21, 2010

I would...

Outfit Details:
Blazer: Thrifted
Shirt: JC Penny
Necklace: Handmade
Trouser Jeans: Banana Republic
Shoes: Aeropostale

I would wear my blazer in a boat
I would wear it on a goat


I would even wear it if I had a moat
I would wear it here or there I would wear it everywhere. 

p.s. Don't forget to enter my giveaway! Click here to enter.

Sep 20, 2010

Blazing Hot

Outfit Details:
V-neck: Target
Blazer: Thrifted
Jeggings: Charlotte Russe
Shoes: Thrifted
Necklace: Forever 21
I stole this blazer off of a homeless little boys back. Okay he wasn't homeless, and he wasn't a little boy. Okay I just thrifted it from the little boys section. Same thing. You get the gist. This is me running away from the thrift store, blazer on my back and not on the homeless little boy's.

*If you haven't entered my giveaway yet go check it out! It ends Friday night.

Sep 17, 2010

Two Oh Oh Giveaway!!!


I am completely overwhelmed from all you awesome followers! Thank you so much for your support on my blog. I feel like a mom that thinks her kid is the smartest kid in the world here but let me just get my mom jeans on and say, "I have the best followers in the world!"

Now that my mom pants are off to show my appreciation for you guys I'm doing a Bib Necklace Giveaway. I've worn them on my blog and I wanted to give one of my awesome followers this Anthropologie-esque  home-made treasure.

To enter:

1. You must be a follower
2. Leave me a comment below with your e-mail telling me how you'd wear this bib necklace.
3. You can get a second entry if you link to/blog about my giveaway
4. And finally you can get a third entry when you add/already have my blog on your sidebar.

The giveaway will end next Friday! Happy Weekend Everyone!

Sep 16, 2010

Sneak Peak

I'm currently working on a review of CSN.com, I'm in total awe at the amount of stuff they have in their 200+ online stores. They have everthing from coffe tables to leopard sole shoes. Here are a few of my favorites that I've found.


Excited yet?

BS stands for....

Outfit Details:
Jacket: Ross
Undershirt: Downeast
Skirt: Thrifted
Belt: Thrifted
Pin: Thrifted
Shoes: Thrifted
All aboard mateys. There's no more time for you scaliwags to doddle. I'm a sailor because I'm wearing blue and white get it? Never mind the fact that I just used all pirate terminology to convince you that I was a sailor, but can I just say that this skirt never fails me. I roll out of bed and don't know what to wear...blue skirt it is. Sir Matt refuses to wake up and I get dressed in the dark...blue skirt (or at least what I think is a blue skirt, I've ended up trying to fit  a blue pant leg through both of my two legs, just clarifying in case you thought I had three legs or something freaky like that). Matt hides every article of clothing except for my blue skirt...blue skirt it is. Okay so the third never happened but truly once you find that article of clothing that works...don't fix it,  I mean don't break it, I mean (insert clever saying about blue skirt here).

Sep 15, 2010

A Message of Joy

Outfit Details:
Shirt: TJ Maxx
Sweater: Thrifted
Trouser Jeans: Banana Republic
Belt: Thrifted
Necklace: Forever 21

I was walking on my merry way when I saw the chalk drawing as pictured below (look below for picture below)


Right away I thought of the tormented brilliant artist that drew this. I immediately sympathized with how she fights for the right of women to use walkers instead of walking upright. Her message to the young and old will ring freedom through the depths of time...or maybe her message that you should never play the piano without a piano will be heard....or maybe never unpack a box when you have circles for hands. Your message has been heard young Da Vinci.

Sep 14, 2010

Hurrah

Outfit Details: 
Shirt: Target, hand airbrushed
Sweater: Thrifted, J Crew
Skirt: Thrifted
Necklace: Forever 21
Boots: Target
My pleather skirt couldn't wait to get out of the closet. It shook the closet doors in it's pleathory goodness and hooped around my legs ready for a day out on the town. I think I gave it a pretty good day, stroll in the park with Sir Matt, chit chatting with friends, walking up stairs, skipping up steps. After the day my pleathory promptly thanked me and galloped back to the closet worn out and ready to recooperate. And if any of you really buy that clothes have emotions and feelings than you love clothes a little bit too much...or just have a weird brain that gives inanimate objects feelings. I'm the latter.

Sep 13, 2010

T Time

Outfit Details:
Blouse: Thrifted
Jeggings: Charlotte Russe
Vest: Wet Seal
Boots: Vintage, Thrifted
Pin: Thrifted
I get strange satisfaction out of lots of things. Having the very last milk from the milk carton, watching someone smile to themselves, seeing people fall asleep and lose control of their neck muscles...I'm weird. But  nothing gives me satisfaction like telling people where my clothes were from. I was at GAP shopping for Sir Matt's birthday and a man...let's call him flannel scarf man asked me where my clothes were from. With a clever grin I pronounced, "the thrift store!"Flabbergasted he flipped over the counter, ran through the store clicking his heels and then gave me a hundred dollar gift card to GAP for my thriftiness. Okay so that's just what happened in my mind, nevertheless I felt cool. We're even flannel scarf man, we're even.

Sep 10, 2010

Ode To A Friday Night Out

 Here's to the girls, the glam... and the gettin' down 'till your toes are swollen


Have a great weekend everyone!

Dear Ethel Sue

Outfit Details:
Shirt: Forever21
Vest: Thrifted
Jeans: BKE
Shoes: Aeropostale
Necklace: Charlotte Russe
I promise I saw my Girl Scout leader wearing this vest as she handed out our little pins that say, "Friendliest little fiddle" and "Serving Sally" and don't forget about "Hard Working Harry" (who knows why they named hard work after Harry, all the Harry's I knew were either lazy or actually hairy). I bought it in memory of Sue...or was it Ethel...I bought it in loving memory of dear girl scout leader.
Hats off to you Ethel Sue
Come on we all knew a Mary Tyler Moore picture would eventually blossom from this blog.